16 October, 2017

{ARC Review} Making it Complicated by Clarisse David


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Making it Complicated by Clarisse David
I Heart Iloilo, book 2
Publishes October 16, 2017
e-ARC provided by the author
No promises. No expectations. Just one night on a paradise island that could mean everything.

Nineteen-year-old Cam has a metric ton of emotional baggage and is in no mood to unload them on anyone. After her parents' marriage imploded, stress-free is the only way she wants her life to be. And what could be more freeing than spending the summer on Boracay? Absolutely nothing... until she bumps heads with Hunter, the hot drummer who screams incoming heartbreak from a mile away.

Hunter has grand plans, none of which include angry-at-the-world Cam, best friend to the girl he always thought he'd end up with. He likes his life steady, thank you very much. But steady has now become synonymous with boring. His grand plans don't seem so grand anymore. So when Cam comes home to Iloilo City and reaches out to him, he surprises himself when the one answer he can think of is... yes. Definitely yes.


Sometimes, complications are the only things that make sense.

15 October, 2017

Stacking the Shelves {42}


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So, from October 1st to October 8th, I got...

14 October, 2017

{ARC Review} The Night Realm by Annette Marie


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The Night Realm by Annette Marie
Spell Weaver, book 1
Publishes October 20, 2017 by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
e-ARC provided by the author
Clio is good at all sorts of things. As a nymph, she’s great at outdoorsy nature stuff. As a nymph living in exile, she’s got the “blending in with humans” thing down pat. As a nymph living in exile because she has the rare ability to mimic magic, she’s had to pick up some unique survival skills.

But stealing from the most dangerous spell weavers in the Underworld? Not so much.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what she has to do to earn a ticket back home. Conning her way into the night realm may have gone pretty well, but now she’s got a new problem. His name is Lyre and he’s a sinfully alluring incubus, a dangerously skilled spell weaver, and the only thing standing between her and stealing some damn magic.


Maneuvering around him without blowing her cover shouldn’t be that difficult, but chaos has been dogging her every step, monsters hide behind beautiful faces, and Lyre keeps saving her neck even though they’re enemies. Kind of enemies? Either way, her mission is getting complicated fast, and in the Underworld, even one mistake could prove fatal.

12 October, 2017

{ARC Review} Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski


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Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski
Dare Mighty Things, book 1
Published October 10, 2017 by HarperTeen
e-ARC provided by Edelweiss
THE RULES ARE SIMPLE: You must be gifted. You must be younger than twenty-five. You must be willing to accept the dangers that you will face if you win.

Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Gupta’s entire life has been leading up to this—the opportunity to travel to space. But to secure a spot on this classified mission, she must first compete against the best and brightest people on the planet. People who are as determined as she to win a place on a journey to the farthest reaches of the universe.

Cassie is ready for the toll that the competition will take; the rigorous mental and physical tests designed to push her to the brink of her endurance. But nothing could have prepared her for the bonds she would form with the very people she hopes to beat. Or that with each passing day it would be more and more difficult to ignore the feeling that the true objective of the mission is being kept from her.


As the days until the launch tick down and the stakes rise higher than ever before, only one thing is clear to Cassie: she’ll never back down . . . even if it costs her everything.

Swoon Thursday {42} Intermediate Thermodynamics by Susannah Nix


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This week I'm featuring Intermediate Thermodynamics by Susannah Nix!



11 October, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday {47} To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo


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10 October, 2017

{Book Tag} Fall Time Cozy Time


The Fall Time Cozy Time book tag was created by Sam's Nonsense over on youtube! Since it is that time of the year, I figured there's no time like the present to do it!

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Top Ten Tuesday {47} Covers that Remind Me of Autumn


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09 October, 2017

{Book Tag} OMG This Song!


OMG This Song! book tag was created by Katesbookdate over on youtube! Basically, you answer each question/prompt with both a song and a book! I'll be posting a link to each song and book for easy access!

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{Cover Reveal} Making it Complicated by Clarisse David + Giveaway!


Hi guys! I'm very excited to reveal the cover for the second book in the I Heart Iloilo series, Making it Complicated, by Clarisse David! It releases October 16!

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08 October, 2017

Stacking the Shelves {41}


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06 October, 2017

{ARC Review} One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus // SPOILERS + CW


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One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Standalone Novel
Published May 30, 2017 by Delacorte Press
e-ARC provided by Netgalley
One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.


Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

05 October, 2017

{ARC Review} Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott // CW


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Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott
Standalone Novel
Publishes October 10, 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
e-ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley
Right before Sadie died, she begged her sister, Ruby, to do the one thing she could never do herself: Find the treasure on Gray Wolf Island.

With just a mysterious treasure map as a guide, Ruby reluctantly allows some friends to join her on the hunt, each of whom is touched by magic: a boy allegedly born to a virgin, a girl who never sleeps, a boy who can foresee his own death, and a boy with deep ties to the island. Each of them is also keeping a secret—something they’ll have to reveal in order to reach the treasure.


As the secrets come to light, Ruby will have to decide: Can she make peace with her friends’ troubled pasts and continue to trust them? Can she forgive herself for doing the unspeakable? Deep in the wilderness of Gray Wolf Island, Ruby’s choices will determine if they make it out with the treasure—or merely with their lives.

From debut author Tracey Neithercott comes a darkly compelling tale of profound friendship, adventure, and finding the strength to tell the truth.

Swoon Thursday {41} Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn


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book we're currently reading or recently finished.

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This week I'm featuring Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn!



04 October, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday {46} Flashtide by Jenny Moyer


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03 October, 2017

{ARC Review} Never Apart by Romily Bernard


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Never Apart by Romily Bernard
Standalone Novel
Published October 3, 2017 by Entangled Teen
Early hardcover sent by the publisher
How many times would you die for love?

What if you had to relive the same five days over and over?

And what if at the end of it, your boyfriend is killed…

And you have to watch. Every time.

You don’t know why you’re stuck in this nightmare.

But you do know that these are the rules you now live by:

Wake Up.

Run.

Die.

Repeat.

Now, the only way to escape this loop is to attempt something crazy. Something dangerous. Something completely unexpected. This time…you’re not going to run.


Combining heart-pounding romance and a thrilling mystery Never Apart is a stunning story you won’t soon forget.

Top Ten Tuesday {46} Books I Want to Reread


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02 October, 2017

{Recap} Pre-Halloween Month is Over!


HAPPY HALLOWEEN! It's that time of the year, and I am ready to throw pumpkins everywhere and look witchy 25/8 because it is HALLOWEEN SEASON. Well. I mean, it has been, but now no one can give you weird looks for buying human skulls at department stores. Hurrah!

01 October, 2017

{Review} Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman


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Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman
Standalone Novel
Published August 1, 2017 Swoon Reads
Kissing Max Holden was a terrible idea...

After his father has a life-altering stroke, Max Holden isn't himself. As his long-time friend, Jillian Eldridge only wants to help him, but she doesn't know how. When Max climbs through her window one night, Jill knows that she shouldn't let him kiss her. But she can't resist, and when they're caught in the act by her dad, Jill swears it'll never happen again. Because kissing Max Holden is a terrible idea.


With a new baby sibling on the way, her parents fighting all the time, and her dream of culinary school up in the air, Jill starts spending more and more time with Max. And even though her father disapproves and Max still has a girlfriend, not kissing Max is easier said than done. Will Jill follow her heart and allow their friendship to blossom into something more, or will she listen to her head and stop kissing Max Holden once and for all?

30 September, 2017

Stacking the Shelves {40}


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So, from September 25th to September 30th, I got...

28 September, 2017

Swoon Thursday {40} Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski


Swoon Thursday is a weekly feature hosted by #YABound
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This week I'm featuring Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski!


27 September, 2017

26 September, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday {45} Characters with Powers


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25 September, 2017

Mini-Review Collection {1}


Hi friends! Since I like knocking off several reviews at once, I've decided to create Mini-Review Collection, where I'll usually post 3 quick reviews of books I recently read!

In this first collection, I'll be reviews ARCs of Night of Cake & Puppets, Speak Easy, Speak Love, and The Last Namsara!

24 September, 2017

Stacking the Shelves {39}


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So, from September 17th to September 24th, I got...

22 September, 2017

{(Belated} ARC Review} A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess


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A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
Kingdom on Fire, book 1
Published September 20, 2016 by Random House BFYR
e-ARC provided by Netgalley
I am Henrietta Howel.
The first female sorcerer in hundreds of years.
The prophesied one.
Or am I?


Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.

Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she's shocked when instead of being executed, she's invited to train as one of Her Majesty's royal sorcerers.

Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.


But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.

As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city—and the one she loves?

21 September, 2017

Swoon Thursday {39} Never Apart by Romily Bernard


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This week I'm featuring Never Apart by Romily Bernard!


20 September, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday {44} Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh


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book we're hotly anticipating.

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{Cover Reveal} Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout + Giveaway!


Hi guys! Today, I'm excited to share the cover for the third book in A Wicked Saga: Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout, coming out December 11, 2017! There's also some other great things in store so be sure to check it out!

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19 September, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday {44} Fall TBR


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18 September, 2017

{ARC Review} Devils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush


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Devils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush
Devils & Thieves, book 1
Publishes October 3, 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
e-ARC provided by Netgalley
A thrilling new urban fantasy filled with magic and motorcycle gangs from Jennifer Rush, author of the Altered saga--perfect for fans of Beautiful Creatures.

Eighteen-year-old Jemmie Carmichael has grown up surrounded by magic in the quiet town of Hawthorne, New York. In her world, magic users are called "kindled," and Jemmie would count herself among them if only she could cast a simple spell without completely falling apart. It doesn't help that she was also recently snubbed by Crowe, the dangerous and enigmatic leader of the Black Devils kindled motorcycle gang and the unofficial head of their turf.


When the entire kindled community rolls into Hawthorne for an annual festival, a rumor begins spreading that someone is practicing forbidden magic. Then people start to go missing. With threats closing in from every side, no one can be trusted. Jemmie and Crowe will have to put aside their tumultuous history to find their loved ones, and the only thing that might save them is the very flaw that keeps Jemmie from fully harnessing her magic. For all her years of feeling useless, Jemmie may just be the most powerful kindled of all.

17 September, 2017

{ARC Review} Fireblood by Elly Blake


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Fireblood by Elly Blake
Frostblood Saga, book 2
Published September 12, 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
e-ARC provided by Netgalley
All hail the Fire Queen.

Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby’s powers and past…


Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fire Queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax—which grows closer every moment. But as sparks fly in her moments alone with Kai, Ruby no longer knows whom to trust. The fates of two kingdoms are now in her hands.

16 September, 2017

Stacking the Shelves {38}


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews
which showcases recent additions to our shelves.

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So, from September 6th to September 16th, I got...

15 September, 2017

Swoon Thursday {38} One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus


Swoon Thursday is a weekly feature hosted by #YABound
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book we're currently reading or recently finished.

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This week I'm featuring One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus!


13 September, 2017

Waiting on Wednesdays {43} Nightblood by Elly Blake


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